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Xiaoyong Yang, PhD

Professor in Comparative Medicine



Dr. Xiaoyong Yang is a Professor of Comparative Medicine and of Cellular & Molecular Physiology at Yale University School of Medicine. He received B.S. from Nankai University, M.S. from Peking University, and Ph.D. from University of Alabama at Birmingham with Dr. Jeffrey Kudlow. He completed his postdoctoral training with Dr. Ronald Evans at The Salk Institute. Dr. Yang has published in Nature, Cell, Cell Metabolism, Molecular Cell, Genes & Development, PNAS, etc., and been frequently invited to speak at national and international conferences and academic institutions. Dr. Yang serves on scientific review panels for the NIDDK, NIGMS, NASA, American Diabetes Association, American Cancer Society, The Medical Research Council, The Wellcome Trust, National Natural Science Foundation of China, etc. Research in his laboratory is supported by The National Institutes of Health, The State of Connecticut, American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society and Ellison Medical Foundation.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    The Salk Institute (2008)
  • PhD
    University of Alabama at Birmingham (2001)
  • MS
    Peking University (1996)
  • BS
    Nankai University (1993)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Visiting ProfessorJohns Hopkins University School of Medicine2022
Innovative Basic Science AwardAmerican Diabetes Association2019
Croucher Visiting FellowThe Croucher Foundation2016
Young Investigator AwardSingapore Symposium on Metabolic Diseases2015
Research Scholar AwardAmerican Cancer Society2015
Biomedical Research AwardThe State of Connecticut2014
New Scholar AwardEllison Medical Foundation2011
Junior Faculty AwardAmerican Diabetes Association2010

Professional Service

Journal of EndocrinologySenior Editor2022 - Present
Journal of Molecular EndocrinologySenior Editor2022 - Present
Life MetabolismEditorial Board2021 - Present
The Chinese American Diabetes AssociationPresident2021 - 2022
The National Institutes of HealthPermanent Member, Pathophysiology of Obesity and Metabolic Disease (POMD) Study Section2021 - Present
The Sino-American Pharmaceutical Professionals AssociationVice President2020 - 2021
Frontiers in AgingAssociate Editor2020 - Present
Journal of Biological ChemistryEditorial Board2017 - Present
Frontiers in EndocrinologyAssociate Editor2015 - Present

Departments & Organizations